What Are Dental Implants

Dental Implants are small titanium fixtures placed in the jaw bone to replace the root of a missing tooth. The titanium dental implant becomes integrated with the bone in a process known as osseointegration. These fixtures are then used to support missing teeth, after the bone surrounding the titanium fixtures are completely healed.

The dental implant-supported restoration looks, feels and functions virtually like a real tooth. It is a permanent replacement solution for a missing tooth and can be used to replace dentures anywhere in the mouth. Dental implant supported restorations can truly increase the quality of life and allow you to enjoy food better.

Dental Implant

What is a Dental Implant?

A Dental implant is a small titanium fixture that is placed in the jaw bone to replace the root of the tooth. This is made of medical grade titanium and is frequently restored with a crown or bridge once the dental implant has integrated with the surrounding bone. This procedure, also known as an Implant-supported crown or bridge, is now widely acknowledged as the gold standard for replacing missing teeth globally. In situations where a patient is fully edentulous or have no more teeth and has a full lower denture is unretentive or loose, there is the possibility to incorporate dental implants in the lower jaw bone to help retain the dentures better. This treatment is known as an Implant-Retained Denture.

What is the reason many people prefer a Dental Implant restoration over other options?

There are 2 main ways to replace missing teeth.
Fixed Prosthesis – Implant-supported crown/bridge, Dental bridge
Removable Prosthesis – Denture

An Implant is superior to the above options as it is minimally invasive and does not require us to drill the adjacent teeth to fabricate a dental bridge and it will also not be possible for a dental implant to have dental decay. In addition, because the titanium fixture is fused to the bone, the dental implant will not be mobile in the mouth and move when we are speaking or talking, unlike dentures.

However, please take note that there are several conditions that would need to be fulfilled in order for a successful implant treatment.
– Age of about 21 where the bone of jaw has reached full growth
– Have sufficient bone at the site of missing tooth (Otherwise, a bone grafting procedure might be needed)
– Have a healthy periodontal (gum tissues)
– Generally good health
– Able to commit time as the dental implant process will take a few months

Do Dental Implants last forever?

Dental Implants have a high success rate and can last for a long time. However, just as a tooth can be cracked and be lost due to poor oral hygiene, dental implants can also fail due to biological or mechanical reasons. Bacteria infection of the gum and bone around the implant can lead to peri-implantitis and eventual loss of the implant. Bruxism or grinding of teeth and repeated biting of hard substances can also cause the dental implant to fracture. With proper care and regular review, we will be able to help you maintain the dental implant and ensure that it can continue to last.

Treatment Charges

Dental Implants

$1250*

Fee includes Consultation, X-rays, Surgical procedure to place implant, Medication and final prosthetic crown. If you would like to find out more about the procedure or book an appointment, please click the button on the right.

*Fee is after successful medisave deduction of $1250 and does not include any bone grafting procedures)